Linked by robojerk on Thu 30th Dec 2010 00:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have often wondered why there wasn't a flood of Android portable media players - now the WSJ Reports: "With the move, Samsung will round out a series of Galaxy-named gadgets that matches product for product with Apple Inc.'s line of iPods, iPad and iPhone. Samsung will have the Galaxy Player, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy smartphone. All use a variation of Google Inc.'s Android operating system and work with apps developed for it."
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RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 31st Dec 2010 07:25 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
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But why would someone do that ? MP3 has proven to be good enough as a de facto standard, so why would someone spend time to implement another patented format, paying another license fee or restricting himself from exporting his product in the US in order to do that ? Is the quality increase so that, say, you can get the same quality as MP3 CBR 192KB (above which most people don't hear the difference) in twice less space?

Because I have 200GB of music and I don't feel inclined to re-encode all my music again simply to 'stick it to the man'.

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